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September 29, 2022

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Enough already. When will we once again be regaled by the theatre of a Council meeting? It has been nine months since our new Council was elected and we are yet to see them in action. I remember the days when Council would sit in village halls thereby making themselves available to all and sundry.

There is a plethora of potential venues to hold Council meetings, including community and church halls throughout our shire but our councillors are still squirrelled away in a meeting room with no access for, or oversight from, the general public. This is not good enough. Surely in this day and age technical limitations could not be a reason for being unable to find a suitable alternative venue? 

It’s high time we had transparent and inclusive meetings.

Bring back the theatre.

Angela Dunlop, Ocean Shores


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2 COMMENTS

  1. meetings are located at the council chambers, that way its in a common place that is accessible to everyone in the shire

    also the technology for meeting recordings and online viewing is setup there, if we move them to different halls and venues each time, this would make it very difficult to do this + it would be extremely inefficient

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